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Abused children made to feel like criminals and 'prodded like a monkey in cage' by UK authorities - report

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Young victims of abuse are being failed by criminal justice agencies in Britain, which are not doing enough to protect them, a recently published report has found.

It has been revealed that children and teenagers in Britain were made to feel like criminals and accused of wasting police time, when they informed authorities that they had been sexually or physically abused. In some cases, the young person's story simply wasn't believed.

As a result, Victims' Commissioner, Baroness Newlove, has published a review titled, Are We Getting it Right for Young Victims of Crime?, which shockingly found that children and teenagers were made to feel like criminals themselves.

Megaphone

Where's the outrage: Outspoken liberal George Takei jokingly admitted in 2006 of having a sexual relationship with an adult as a minor

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Actor George Takei
On the heels of the controversy stemming from former Breitbart editor Milo Yiannopoulos's comments condoning sexual relationships between adults and teenagers, audio has surfaced of liberal actor George Takei seemingly doing the same thing.

Takei, best known for his role as Hikaru Sulu in the original "Star Trek" TV series and movies, joined radio host Howard Stern in 2006 for an interview and, unsurprisingly, the conversation turned sexual in nature. Takei began cheerfully talking to Stern and co-host Robin Quivers about an experience he had in summer camp with a male camp counselor when he was only a 13-year-old boy. The counselor, he said, was 18 or 19 years old.

"I was very young," Takei said. "He was about 18 or 19, and he was experienced."

Comment: So while the entire Western media is up in arms over Milo Yiannopoulos' comments about relationships between underage men and adult men, here is a popular liberal pop culture icon downplaying the same situation, and apparently no one in the media had a problem with it.


Life Preserver

Program to help addicts instead of jail them so effective, 200 police depts in 28 states have adopted it

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A woman inside the police station in Gloucester, Mass. She voluntarily came to the police for help kicking her heroin addiction.
The problem of the war on drugs can be summed up in one phrase - it's a war on people. While far too many cops gladly take part in this war to profit from civil asset forfeiture or to perpetuate the oppression of minorities, some are taking a decidedly different approach and it's working.

As the opioid epidemic came into full force in recent years, one police chief in Massachusetts had a novel idea - help drug addicts instead of throwing them in a cage. This led to the creation of the Angel Program.

As the Boston Globe reports:
"As Gloucester police chief, Leonard Campanello pledged in 2015 that drug users could walk into the police station, hand over heroin, and walk out into treatment within hours — without arrest or charges. The concept of help rather than handcuffs became a national sensation."

Horse

The Lairy Godmother accused of whipping fox hunt protester (VIDEO)

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Princess Eugenie's godmother has been reported to police after footage emerged on social media of her apparently whipping a foxhunt protester with a riding crop.

Lulu Hutley, who is the joint master of the Surrey Union Hunt, got into a heated argument when activists attempted to stop a hunt on Slades Farm, Guildford, last week.

In a video posted by the Guildford Hunt Saboteurs on Facebook, Hutley is seen telling campaigners that she will call the police if they do not leave the private land.

When some of the 'sabs' insist on climbing over a gate, bringing them closer to Hutley and her horse, the socialite appears to hit a man with her riding crop.


"The hunt claimed today was a 'fun day' as Princess Eugenie was apparently in attendance but that clearly wasn't the case," Guildford Hunt Saboteurs wrote on their Facebook page on Sunday.

Stormtrooper

Police & National Guard troops move into Standing Rock camp

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Cannon Ball, North Dakota, U.S., February 22, 2017
Military vehicles, bulldozers and riot-geared police have moved into the Oceti Sakowin camp near the Standing Rock Sioux reservation in North Dakota, intended to clear out the remaining protesters against the Dakota Access Pipeline.

Live-streams from across the Cannon Ball River showed police and what looked like National Guard troops entering the mostly abandoned encampment on Thursday morning, accompanied with armored vehicles and construction equipment.

Comment: See also: As construction begins, veterans return to Standing Rock to form human shield to protect DAPL protesters against police


Bug

'How to deal with right-wing views': Academics in Sussex under fire for 'intolerant' seminar

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University of Sussex
University lecturers have been accused of trying to curb free speech on campus by organizing a seminar on how to "deal with" right-wing students.

Academics at the University of Sussex have come under fire for arranging a meeting called "dealing with right-wing attitudes and politics in the classroom."

Critics have accused researchers and lecturers of trying to clamp down on free expression, but the university insisted the meeting was organized to address extreme views such as racism and homophobia.

The seminar was organized by International Relations Professor Jan Selby, who specializes in the Israel-Palestine conflict and is director of the Sussex Centre for Conflict and Security Research (SCSR).


Red Flag

Facepalm: YouTube pulls giraffe birth livestream due to "pornographic content"

Millions of people have been watching and waiting with anticipation to witness the birth of a baby giraffe at Animal Adventure Park in Harpursville, NY.

The park set up a webcam in order to share the precious and educational moment with the world. Park officials in a little more than 12 hours they've seen between 20-30 million views.

April the giraffe is 15-years-old and is expecting a calf with her mate, Oliver. Park officials say April could give birth at any moment, but now the world might not get to see it.

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Seriously disturbed: Tattoo artist cuts off her own little finger with bolt cutters, shares picture on Facebook (GRAPHIC)

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A British woman has chopped off her own little finger because she "wanted to."The horrifying act of self-mutilation comes after she sliced a tattoo from her forearm with a scalpel and posted it to her ex-boyfriend.

Essex body piercer and "modification artist" Torz Reynolds used a pair of bolt cutters to sever the little finger of her left hand last week, sharing the process with her followers on Facebook.

Snowflake

Liberal hypocrisy: Students at University of Michigan demand school provides 'no-whites' space to organize social justice activism

A student activist group at the University of Michigan is demanding campus officials provide them with "a permanent designated space on central campus for Black students and students of color to organize and do social justice work."

The demand is one of several lodged by "Students4Justice," who this month ratcheted up campus demonstrations to pressure administrators to cave, complaining in a newly launched petition that President Mark Schlissel has snubbed their demands.

The clamor for a segregated space for students of color to organize social justice efforts comes even as the public university builds a $10 million center for black students in the center of campus.

In their demands, students explain why the new black student center is not enough, "because we want a space solely dedicated to community organizing and social justice work specifically for people of color."

Comment: As the student news outlet pointed out in the article, it's incredibly hypocritical of a group that calls for diversity on campus to then ask for a space that completely nullifies diversity and inclusion. Do these liberal snowflakes even hear themselves?


Eye 2

Surrey 'sex traffickers' plied underage girls with drugs and alcohol, pimped them at Travelodge hotels

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A suspected sex trafficking gang is in court this week accused of plying vulnerable underage girls with alcohol, booking them into rooms in Travelodge hotels, and offering them to clients as prostitutes.

Diane Chilcott, a 39-year-old mother from Chertsey, Surrey, who allegedly used her home as the center of the group's operations, is accused of getting the minors drunk before driving them to a hotel with 20-year-old Daniel Pusey.

The gang of four was picked up after Pusey was arrested in bed with a missing 13-year-old.